Experiences of Transplant Nurses Caring for Renal Transplant Patients Assigned to Acuity-Adaptable Rooms

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304459
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Experiences of Transplant Nurses Caring for Renal Transplant Patients Assigned to Acuity-Adaptable Rooms
Author(s):
Bonuel, Nena M.; Cesario, Sandra
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Beta
Author Details:
Nena M. Bonuel, MSN, RN, CCRN, NBonuel@tmhs.org; Sandra Cesario, PhD, RNC, FAAN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose: '''

Acuity-adaptable patient room concept is an emerging care model where a patient is cared for in the same room from admission through discharge regardless of the patient level of acuity. Care of a renal transplant patient is complex and one institution embraced the room concept to provide care for their renal transplant patient. Previous pilot study showed decrease in length of stay and cost on the patient cared for in an acuity-adaptable patient room, compared to patients cared for in a transitional care process from 9.6 days to 4.1 days. Not only did the acuity-adaptable patient room improve patient outcome and cost but with the nursing competency preparation to support the implementation of the acuity-adaptable patient room, a hybrid nurse with both critical care and medical-surgical skills emerged. The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of transplant nurses caring for renal transplant patients assigned to acuity-adaptable room.

Methods:

Descriptive phenomenology was used. The study was conducted in a magnet facility that has a 30-bed multi-organ transplant unit with 16 acuity-adaptable patient rooms. Ten (10) seasoned transplant nurses were interviewed using a semi-structured interview approach and data was analyzed using Colaizzi's method. To maintain trustworthiness of the data, factors regarding credibility, transferability, dependability, and confirmability were addressed.

Results: 'Three theme clusters emerged from experiences of the transplant nurses: Patient and family comfort, Nurse Empowerment, and Future potential of the Acuity-adaptable patient room. Transplant nurses perceived that the acuity-adaptable room provides healing environment for the renal transplant patient.

Conclusion:

Nurses felt empowered in caring for patient in the acuity-adaptable patient room. It is this empowerment that they were able to build partnership with patient and family in providing quality care thereby transforming the environment so the renal transplant patient is put in the best position to heal

Keywords:
Healing Environment; Hybrid Nurse; Acuity-Adaptable Room
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleExperiences of Transplant Nurses Caring for Renal Transplant Patients Assigned to Acuity-Adaptable Roomsen
dc.contributor.authorBonuel, Nena M.en
dc.contributor.authorCesario, Sandraen
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Betaen
dc.author.detailsNena M. Bonuel, MSN, RN, CCRN, NBonuel@tmhs.org; Sandra Cesario, PhD, RNC, FAAN;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304459-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> ''' <p>Acuity-adaptable patient room concept is an emerging care model where a patient is cared for in the same room from admission through discharge regardless of the patient level of acuity. Care of a renal transplant patient is complex and one institution embraced the room concept to provide care for their renal transplant patient. Previous pilot study showed decrease in length of stay and cost on the patient cared for in an acuity-adaptable patient room, compared to patients cared for in a transitional care process from 9.6 days to 4.1 days. Not only did the acuity-adaptable patient room improve patient outcome and cost but with the nursing competency preparation to support the implementation of the acuity-adaptable patient room, a <i>hybrid nurse </i>with both critical care and medical-surgical skills emerged. The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of transplant nurses caring for renal transplant patients assigned to acuity-adaptable room. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>Descriptive phenomenology was used. The study was conducted in a magnet facility that has a 30-bed multi-organ transplant unit with 16 acuity-adaptable patient rooms. Ten (10) seasoned transplant nurses were interviewed using a semi-structured interview approach and data was analyzed using Colaizzi's method<b>. </b>To maintain trustworthiness of the data, factors regarding credibility, transferability, dependability, and confirmability were addressed. <p><b>Results: </b> 'Three theme clusters emerged from experiences of the transplant nurses: Patient and family comfort, Nurse Empowerment, and Future potential of the Acuity-adaptable patient room. Transplant nurses perceived that the acuity-adaptable room provides healing environment for the renal transplant patient. <p><b><b>Conclusion: </b></b><p>Nurses felt empowered in caring for patient in the acuity-adaptable patient room. It is this empowerment that they were able to build partnership with patient and family in providing quality care thereby transforming the environment so the renal transplant patient is put in the best position to healen
dc.subjectHealing Environmenten
dc.subjectHybrid Nurseen
dc.subjectAcuity-Adaptable Roomen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:36:27Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:36:27Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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